Cacio e Pepe Pasta Cooking Class in Florence

Local Product
Yes
Duration
3:30 Hours
Professional Chef
Yes
Languages
Italian and English
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Highlights - Mama's Cacio e Pepe Hands-on Pasta cooking class

  • Gorgeous and Spacious Gullo Design Kitchen making cooking both enjoyable and inspiring.
  • Fully Air-Conditioned so you can stay cool and comfortable, no matter the season.
  • Experienced English speaking Chefs from prized kitchens bringing you years of experience.
  • Engaging Teaching Style so your hands-on learning experience is Fun, memorable.
  • 4-Course Seated Wine Paired Tasting Meal: Enjoy a carefully crafted seasonal meal. 
  • Menu: delicious appetizer, two fresh pasta (one filled) with sauces, a traditional dessert.
  • A Selction of Three Fine Wines to complement and enhance the flavors of each course.
  • Education on origins and pairing of wines.
  • Socialize and meet new freinds in group class
  • Beautiful Wine Cellar and charming outdoor patio where you can enjoy some relaxation.

 

Traditional Cacio e Pepe Pasta Class in Florence

Cacio e Pepe, an iconic Italian pasta dish

Join us at Mama Florence's renowned cooking class for an immersive journey into the world of classic Italian pasta. This special class is dedicated to mastering two iconic dishes: the simple yet flavorful Cacio e Pepe and the delightful Pasta Ripiena.

What is Cacio e Pepe?

Cacio e pepe is a classic Roman pasta dish made with simple ingredients: Pecorino Romano cheese, black pepper, and pasta. Its name translates to "cheese and pepper." The dish highlights the quality of its ingredients, with the creamy sauce formed by combining grated cheese and hot pasta water, creating a classic flavorful meal.

In this cooking class, you'll master the art of cacio e pepe, the Roman way, you'll learn to create a creamy sauce by combining grated cheese with hot pasta water. This simple yet elegant dish showcases the quality of its ingredients for a truly flavorful meal.

 

What you'll learn in your Cacio e Pepe cooking class

Key moments of your Caico e Pepe cooking class at Mama Florence

  1. Ingredient Selection: Choosing the finest Pecorino Romano cheese and fresh ingredients.
  2. Pasta Making: Crafting fresh pasta from scratch.
  3. Preparation Techniques: Balancing cheese, pepper, and pasta water.
  4. Sauce Creation: Creating a creamy, smooth sauce using traditional methods.
  5. Plating: Presenting the dish elegantly.
  6. History and Culture: Understanding the origins and significance of this classic Roman dish.

This class combines practical skills with cultural insights for a complete culinary experience.

Prepare also a Filled Pasta with sauce and a seasonal appetizer and dessert

In your comprehensive cooking class, you'll also learn to create a seasonal appetizer that highlights fresh, local ingredients. You'll master another pasta dish such as ravioli, tortelli, or gnocchi, perfecting both the pasta and the complementary sauces. To finish, you'll make a delightful dessert like cantuccini, panna cotta, or gelato, ensuring a well-rounded and exquisite culinary experience. Each element of the class is designed to deepen your cooking skills and understanding of traditional Italian cuisine.

  1. Appetizer: prepare a seasonal aperitivo
  2. Pasta Ripiena Techniques: Discover the secrets of making Pasta Ripiena (stuffed pasta). 
  3. Fillings: Learn how to prepare, fill, and cook these little pockets of joy, choosing from a variety of traditional fillings.
  4. Sauce: create a seasonal sauce with your chef
  5. Dessert: indulge in the preparation of a delicious local dessert

 

Socialise Enjoy a Full Meal of Dishes prepared with group

An opportunity to meet new friends from around the globe

At Mama Florence, sharing around the table embodies the spirit of friendship, love, and creating lasting memories with people from around the globe. This philosophy reflects the essence of the real person behind Mama Florence, who is the soul of the place. The culinary experiences here are designed to connect individuals from different places and cultures through delicious food, heartfelt conversations, and cultural exchanges. Each meal is an opportunity to bond, celebrate togetherness, and build a sense of community, making every dining experience a cherished memory.

Sit down and share your 4-course meal

After crafting delectable homemade Cacio e Pepe under the guidance of our expert chefs, sit down with your newly made friends to savor the culinary creations from the group class. This tasting meal will include:

  • A seasonal  appetizer
  • Freshly made Cacio e Pepe Pasta
  • A filled Pasta
  • A sauces for your filled pasta
  • A delicious dessert

Each dish is perfectly paired with three fine wines: a bubbly, a white, and a red, enhancing the flavors and providing a truly social and immersive dining experience. Enjoy socializing and having fun with fellow food enthusiasts as you share this memorable meal and celebrate your newfound skills.

 

A Cacio e Pepe Pasta Cooking Class Experience is Perfect For:

  • Enthusiasts of authentic Italian cuisine eager to learn traditional pasta recipes.
  • Amateur cooks looking to refine their pasta-making skills.
  • Anyone interested in a unique cultural and culinary experience in Florence.

What’s included in your Cacio e Pepe Pasta Cooking Class

  • Gorgeous, Spacious Air-Conditioned Gullo Kitchen: Enjoy cooking in our beautifully designed, comfortable kitchen.
  • Hands-On Cooking Class: Learn from experienced and engaging professional chefs.
  • High Quality, locally Sourced, Sustainable Ingredients: Use the finest ingredients for your dishes.
  • Use of Aprons and Tools: Aprons and tools are provided (apron purchasable on-site at an extra cost).
  • Preparation of a 4-Course Menu:
    • Appetizer
    • Fresh Cacio e Pepe pasta with sauce
    • Filled fresh pasta with sauce
    • Dessert
  • Full Meal of Prepared Dishes: Enjoy your creations with seated table service.
  • Prosecco to Start Your Meal: Begin your dining experience with a glass of Prosecco.
  • Wine Pairings:
    • Fine Italian white wine to pair with your appetizer or first course
    • Fine Italian red wine to pair with your second course
  • E-Recipes: Receive electronic recipes of all the dishes you've prepared, sent to your inbox.
  • Class Duration: Approximately 3.5 hours, including the meal.
  • 22% VAT Tax: Included in the price.

 

Important Notes about our Pasta Making Class

Allergies and Cross contamination

  • Shared Kitchen and Tools: Our kitchen and tools are shared by participants. Cross-contamination is possible or likely.
  • Classes are NOT suitable for individuals with SEVERE or life-threatening allergies. Please prioritize safety before enrolling.

Other Dietary needs

  • Vegetarian Options: Can be easily accommodated.
  • Other Dietary Needs: Vegan, or dairy-free requirements, please inquire prior to booking.
  • Gluten-free for celiacs: only our Gluten Free cooking class is suitable for participants with celiac desease, other classes are NOT suitable for celiacs.  
  • Gluten-free intolernace: If cross contamination is not an issue this need can be accomdated in most classes 

Minimum Enrollment:

  • General: A minimum enrollment of 3 people is required for course activation.
  • Sundays: A minimum enrollment of 5 people is required.
  • Options if Minimum Not Met: If the minimum is not reached, you will have the option to:
    • Pay an additional fee to reach minimum
    • Make the class private
    • Change to another available date
    • Receive a full refund

Special requests

  • Special Requests: If a specific class is not listed on our calendar, let us know and we will try to activate it for your desired date.
  • Seasonal Ingredients: We use fresh, seasonal ingredients from trusted local suppliers and farms. The cooking class menu will vary depending on what is available.
  • Allergies and Preferences: It is essential to email us ahead of time with any food allergies or preferences so we can verify if we can accommodate them.
  • Private Classes: If you would like to make this a private class for you and your group, please get in touch for details.

 

FAQs

We recommend arriving approximately 10-15 minutes prior to class

No, you do not need to bring any tools or resources; all the materials, tools, and ingredients needed for the courses will be provided by the school and are included in the fee.

Class duration, including meal, is approximately 3.5 hours

Yes, you will be eating the dishes you prepared after about 2 hours of preparation. For the menu structure please check the class description.

It is essential that you email us ahead of time with any food allergies or preferences you may have so we can let you know if we can accommodate them. We will not be able to accommodate special dietary needs without notice on-spot because ingredients and setting are prepared in advance.

Yes, all joinable classes are suitable for kids 6 and above as long as they are under parent supervision. Pasta and Pizza classes are the most suitable. If you are taking a private class we can accommodate also younger children but we will need to know in advance.

Recipes of all the dishes you’ve prepared emailed to you

A tasting of Prosecco and two fine Italian wines during your meal

Pictures are allowed and encouraged! Our instructors love it when you feel that a dish is camera worthy, so please click away!

Please read our cancellation policies. To cancel please write to [email protected]

Comfortable clothing and shoes (you’ll stand up while cooking). Rings and bracelets need to be removed during preparation. If you have long hair please tie it.

No previous experience is required! We encourage you to ask questions if there is something you don’t understand.
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